Gifford Lecture Series – Edinburgh – Science, Religion and Modernity

Some of you might be interested in the following lecture series happening at the University of Edinburgh in February 2011. I have my tickets booked!

This lecture series will offer a revised history of science-religion interactions in the West.  It will consider the way in which religious concerns have shaped the study of nature over the past 2000 years, with a particular focus on the changing boundaries of science and religion.  It will be argued that these two ideas—science and religion—are distinctively Western and modern, that they are mutually interdependent, and that a recognition of their history will help revise our understanding of their present relations.

Lectures by Professor Peter Harrison. He is Andreas Idreos Professor of Science and Religion at Oxford University, having previously been Professor of History and Philosophy at Bond University, Australia. Professor Harrison’s work intersects with two previous Edinburgh Gifford Lecture Series: Mary Midgley’s Science and Salvation, and James Barr’s The Garden of Eden and the Hope of Immortality.

Dates: 14, 15, 17, 21, 22 and 24 February 2011
All lectures take place at 5.30 pm

Venue: St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate, Edinburgh

These lectures are free but ticketed. See here for tickets, abstracts and more information.


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About Chris

Scholar of religion/nonreligion... PhD Student (Lancaster University), blogger, singer, actor, thinker... Northern Irish living in Scotland. Co-founder of The Religious Studies Project. Director at the NSRN. Baritone masquerading as a tenor. Vegetarian for no particular reason.

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